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Just bought one of these guys. I’ve been wanting one for a long while, but they’re expensive and are not necessarily rare, but sometimes tough to come by. I was in a big local gun seller’s store yesterday, helping a friend make a decision on whether he wanted a Taurus Judge or a S&W Governor. I helped him choose the Governor. It’s more expensive, but Smith builds a better gun, with better handling and shooting characteristics.

While I was in there, I noticed that hey! they had a Ruger 10MM in the case. I went back this morning and snagged it. Haven’t had a chance to shoot it yet. These aren’t my photos, but this is the gun. Nice, huh?

The safety is very nice and crisp. The trigger is sweet! I would say four pounds. Beautiful Barstow style sights. Rubber grips. I would rather have G10, but they’re rubbery and grippy. Skeletonized hammer and trigger, with an overstop adjustment. A bit of a pain to disassemble and reassemble. Good looking pistol!
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I've owned that gun in 45 caliber for a couple years now and out of all my handguns, it's the one that I shoot best.

Not that I'm a marksman by any stretch of the imagination.

I think you're going to like it
 

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I've owned that gun in 45 caliber for a couple years now and out of all my handguns, it's the one that I shoot best.

Not that I'm a marksman by any stretch of the imagination.

I think you're going to like it
I’m looking forward to shooting it. I love the SAO operating system. Browning Hi Powers, Sig 938’s, Browning 1911-22’s and MKIII’s, my favorite guns, so this one should fit right in.
 

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I also picked up a Smith Model 63, while I was there and I got a Smith 686 from my friend who decided he didn’t like it. I just bought him the Governor he wanted and took his 686. I don’t normally buy guns in quantity, but what the hell, you only live once, as they say. Again, not my photos.
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I also picked up a Smith Model 63, while I was there and I got a Smith 686 from my friend who decided he didn’t like it. I just bought him the Governor he wanted and took his 686. I don’t normally buy guns in quantity, but what the hell, you only live once, as they say. Again, not my photos.
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That's nuts! Who doesn't like shooting a 686? I have one of the older versions and it's one of my favorite revolvers! My FIL has been trying to buy it from me for years but I won't part with it! Note: I've long since replaced the original wood grips with one identical to yours.
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I'm Jealous.
But CONGRATULATION on getting what you wanted SoG.

ps : The more you shoot that "10" disassembly and cleaning will get easier.
 

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That's nuts! Who doesn't like shooting a 686? I have one of the older versions and it's one of my favorite revolvers! My FIL has been trying to buy it from me for years but I won't part with it! Note: I've long since replaced the original wood grips with one identical to yours.
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My buddy is an old co-worker, long retired from the job I used to do myself. He’s 78 and felt a little overwhelmed by the gun, for some reason and he was just going to give it to me. I offered him cash and bullion for the piece and he wouldn’t take it, said he had enough of both. ... I know, what!?

Anyhow, he said he talked to somebody who recommended the Taurus Judge to him, said it would be an ideal house gun, so he watched a couple videos and decided he wanted one. After a bit of talk about it, me and him, about if he was really sure he wanted to give up the 686, I said I would just buy him a S&W Governor, after we went out to the gun store and looked at both. The MSRP prices on S&W’s site were virtually identically, anyway. It worked out perfect. I wasn’t about to just take the Smith from him. He’s happy! I’m happy!
I always liked that 686.
 

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S&W Governor. 2.75” barrel, scandium alloy frame, tritium front sight, 30 ounces. Beautiful double action and single action trigger. Nice Hogue grips. It takes 2 1/2” 410 shells. They’re making some nice defensive loads in 410. There’s one with 4 pieces of 000, one with #4 shot, one with discs and smaller shot and one with a slug and shot. Any one of them would be enough to mess up some miscreants day.

*Need to add, Ohio laws are weird. I told my friend that he needed to fill out all the paperwork for the gun and he did that. But, I figured I would just buy it. No deal! I wasn’t allowed to buy his gun, not with my card, anyway. So, I had to buy a gift card for the correct amount and pay for the gun with that. It worked out. These laws are for loonies.
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I'm Jealous.
But CONGRATULATION on getting what you wanted SoG.

ps : The more you shoot that "10" disassembly and cleaning will get easier.
I’m looking forward to it. Plan on taking it out tomorrow, with the 686 and the M63. My buddy and his Governor will be along and we’ll test that out too.
 

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My buddy is an old co-worker, long retired from the job I used to do myself. He’s 78 and felt a little overwhelmed by the gun, for some reason and he was just going to give it to me. I offered him cash and bullion for the piece and he wouldn’t take it, said he had enough of both. ... I know, what!?

Anyhow, he said he talked to somebody who recommended the Taurus Judge to him, said it would be an ideal house gun, so he watched a couple videos and decided he wanted one. After a bit of talk about it, me and him, about if he was really sure he wanted to give up the 686, I said I would just buy him a S&W Governor, after we went out to the gun store and looked at both. The MSRP prices on S&W’s site were virtually identically, anyway. It worked out perfect. I wasn’t about to just take the Smith from him. He’s happy! I’m happy!
I always liked that 686.
Well there you go brother! Once again, congratulations on your new (to you) 686!!

S&W Governor. 2.75” barrel, scandium alloy frame, tritium front sight, 30 ounces. Beautiful double action and single action trigger. Nice Hogue grips. It takes 2 1/2” 410 shells. They’re making some nice defensive loads in 410. There’s one with 4 pieces of 000, one with #4 shot, one with discs and smaller shot and one with a slug and shot. Any one of them would be enough to mess up some miscreants day. View attachment 140810
Hmmmm.....let me do some research and see if I need one of these for my later years :)

Edit: I looked and the damn thing is too pricey for my taste. I'll stick with the 12-2 I have. I bought it from a guy who's Dad passed away and he was trying to sell it in a local, online gun forum. He was asking $200. I happened to be online at the moment he posted the ad and I jumped all over it. When I met him he told me he had several IMs moments after mine wanting to buy it sight unseen. I told him the price was very low and offered to negotiate a new price (now that he realized he undervalued it). He flat out refused to take any more than the agreed upon price (I did offer several times) and said a deal is a deal. The gun is 'like new'condition with 100% bluing remaining. The pistol even came with the original box and paperwork that his Dad kept all those years. It has a prominent place in my safe!!
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That's nuts! Who doesn't like shooting a 686? I have one of the older versions and it's one of my favorite revolvers! My FIL has been trying to buy it from me for years but I won't part with it! Note: I've long since replaced the original wood grips with one identical to yours.
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By the way, nice old Smith. I would have replaced the grips, too. Tell your FIL to go buy his own brand new 686.
 

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By the way, nice old Smith. I would have replaced the grips, too. Tell your FIL to go buy his own brand new 686.
He had one many years ago and sold it. He's regretted it ever since.
 

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Nice old j-frame. Beautiful condition. I bet the old fella that owned it shot it once and just put it away.
Looks like it to me too! His loss, my gain...until I lose it too someday.
 

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S&W Governor. 2.75” barrel, scandium alloy frame, tritium front sight, 30 ounces. Beautiful double action and single action trigger. Nice Hogue grips. It takes 2 1/2” 410 shells. They’re making some nice defensive loads in 410. There’s one with 4 pieces of 000, one with #4 shot, one with discs and smaller shot and one with a slug and shot. Any one of them would be enough to mess up some miscreants day.

*Need to add, Ohio laws are weird. I told my friend that he needed to fill out all the paperwork for the gun and he did that. But, I figured I would just buy it. No deal! I wasn’t allowed to buy his gun, not with my card, anyway. So, I had to buy a gift card for the correct amount and pay for the gun with that. It worked out. These laws are for loonies.
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highly illegal to knowingly purchase a gun for someone else i bet the seller puffed up like a blowfish.....(strawman purchase).....i have had them do that when buying a gun once as a gift for my daughter.

i would really like your feedback on the Ruger and 10mm itself....i have been considering getting one ...but cant find anyone to let me sample one.....i shoot 9mm,45acp regularly......allso shoot 357 and 44mag out of revolvers regularly
 

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Damn, SoG!

You & I think a lot a like. I also have a 686 no dash, love that revolver.

I had started a thread some time ago about trying to decide between the 686 and the Ruger GP100 and the S&W won out for me.
 

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highly illegal to knowingly purchase a gun for someone else i bet the seller puffed up like a blowfish.....(strawman purchase).....i have had them do that when buying a gun once as a gift for my daughter.

i would really like your feedback on the Ruger and 10mm itself....i have been considering getting one ...but cant find anyone to let me sample one.....i shoot 9mm,45acp regularly......allso shoot 357 and 44mag out of revolvers regularly
It’s crazy. Straw man purchase. I know they can’t tell if you’re buying a gun for a law abiding friend or family member or a hardened criminal, but if they have just filled out the paperwork and passed the background check, aren’t they entitled to the gun?

I will be back in this thread to post on shooting results as soon as I can shoot it. I thought I would get to go tomorrow, but I’m not sure now. Have to ferry my wife around to the doctor and stuff. She doesn’t drive anymore. Can’t wait to shoot it.
 

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Damn, SoG!

You & I think a lot a like. I also have a 686 no dash, love that revolver.

I had started a thread some time ago about trying to decide between the 686 and the Ruger GP100 and the S&W won out for me.
I had the same dilemma for awhile concerning the model 63 and the Ruger SP101-22. I settled on the Smith. I don’t think their revolvers can be beat, even by Ruger. Although I did have a Ruger SP101 in 357mag when they first came out, back in the early nineties, I think. Wish I still had it. Duhhh!
 

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Now you need it's matching big brother.
I think they had one of these at the gun store when I bought my 1911/10MM. The guy behind the counter thought I was looking for the revolver, at first. I didn’t even know they had a 10MM revolver.
 

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Ad my obvious jealousness to the thread. You didn't buy one for everybody. Think of our self esteem.

You are a bad person.
 

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Ad my obvious jealousness to the thread. You didn't buy one for everybody. Think of our self esteem.

You are a bad person.
Yeah, I know. That was very selfish of me, but think about all the paperwork and workaround trying to pay for other people’s guns. The government goons are so picky about their little rules.
 

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Ad my obvious jealousness to the thread. You didn't buy one for everybody. Think of our self esteem.

You are a bad person.
You seem to be mistaking brother SoG for a socialist!
 

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You seem to be mistaking brother SoG for a socialist!
That’s right, dammit! Do I look like Bernie Sanders? The answer is no, double no. I look much more like a cross between Milton Friedman and Tom Selleck.
 

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That’s right, dammit! Do I look like Bernie Sanders? The answer is no, double no. I look much more like a cross between Milton Friedman and Tom Selleck.
and here, all of this time, we thought there were no dwarf women!
 

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Speaking of fugly...my old man walking in the woods carry 10mm.

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That's cute! Does it float? You need the extended mag!

I bought my wife a Glock 42. It's not 10mm, more like .380 but I promise wounds made by the hollow points are gonna hurt like hell! It's a nice little weapon for a girl! Fits their hand perfectly and offers a chick friendly, light recoil

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That's cute! Does it float? You need the extended mag!

I bought my wife a Glock 42. It's not 10mm, more like .380 but I promise wounds made by the hollow points are gonna hurt like hell! It's a nice little weapon for a girl! Fits their hand perfectly and offers a chick friendly, light recoil

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It’ll get the job done.
 

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shoot something for us and make a video so we can see what they do
 

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